hammer and sickle

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hammer and sickle

An emblem of the Communist Party. The phrase is sometimes used as a shorthand way to refer to Communism. You don't see flags with the hammer and sickle too often these days, do you? The Red Scare was rooted in fear of the hammer and sickle.
See also: and, hammer
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Bernard-Henri Levy, or BHL, came under physical attack on Wednesday in Belgrade, first by someone who threw a pie in his face, then by another man who set out to smack him with a fist, but was driven away by BHL's own fistwhile, on the podium behind him, a third man unfurled a banner with a hammer-and-sickle proclaiming, in English, "Bernard Levy advocates imperialist murders.
Those in favour of the monument included individuals who waved hammer-and-sickle Soviet flags and Che Guevara banners and threw eggs at an anti-communist effigy erected by the rival camp.
Designed by the artist but mechanically fabricated, these knitted-wool canvases feature Playboy bunnies and hammer-and-sickle emblems, undermining cliches of handicrafts as intrinsically feminine and the art object as one-of-a-kind.
Aeroflot's rebranding began in 2002, when it replaced its old hammer-and-sickle logo; the Times notes that executives were initially so hesitant, they used removable decals instead of repainting.
Russian airline Aeroflot has reportedly been unable to decide on a new logo and will - for the time being - keep its 70-year-old hammer-and-sickle logo.
The protesters, waving communist hammer-and-sickle flags and chanting 'Our world is not for sale, put the bankers into jail' were repeatedly turned back.
About the only clear thing was that the new government would have at its heart politicians who have operated at the ideological poles of Indian politics - either right-wing nationalists who want to make India a Hindu state or left-wingers and Communists who still fly the hammer-and-sickle flag.